By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state Board of Education is deciding
whether Alabama should become the 40th state to adopt the same standards for teaching math and English.

Adoption of the Common Core Standards is on the board's agenda
for Thursday.

Officials at the state Department of Education say the standards
developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of
Chief State School Officers provide a framework for making sure students learn what they need to know. They also say the standards
will make it better for children who move from one school system to
another.

Critics say it means less control for state and local education officials.

All of Alabama's neighboring states have adopted the standards.

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